Thursday, January 21, 2010

Things I Tell Myself

I have a few Bible versus that I tell myself often, a lot of you have heard them as well.  However, it's been a rough week for the SLPS household.  Between sickness (and a very fussy Lallie on steroids), work and other issues, it's been just a little stressful.  Things are getting better though.  I've read my versus, but I also have these few little sayings that I've gathered off cards, blogs, emails etc. over the years.  Here are some of my favorites for your enjoyment!  Sorry to say, I don't know who or where any of these came.  And some of them aren't just for encouragement, some of them are little reminders, I hope to pass down to Lallie in the future.

"Don't sit around waiting for somebody else to make you happy.  Happy is a do-it-yourself kind of thing."

"Be true to yourself and what you want out of life.  Broken hearts heal, but broken dreams don't."

"Make your own choices, but don't forget, you're the one who will have to live with them."

"Take chances now and then, chance is just another way to say that life is waiting to open a door for you."

"Forgive others, and when you need to, forgive yourself.  See the good all around you even if you have to squint sometimes."

"Love who you are and know that you are loved.  Always, always, you are loved."

Have a great day!! One more 'til the weekend!


  1. That's so funny because I do the same thing. I have verses that I repeat to myself often, but I also have a wonderful note written to me by a dear friend in college (sadly we've lost touch), but her note holds so much truth and comfort even now, and when I was in college I had to take a course on the foundation and practice of the christian life, and at the end of the course the instructor had us write a letter to ourselves reminding ourselves of the things we had learned it was senior year of college, and then a few months later she mailed all our letters out to us. So I always go back to my verses, my letter from Meredith, and my letter to myself.... somehow those things always seem to bring me back to center!

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  2. ohmygosh, i have tons of lines like these too!! tell me you've read some of nelson mandela's beautiful quotes?
    "And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
    "It always seems impossible until it is done. "
    "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. "

    I hope your day gets better - your blog is beautiful and I can't wait to start following it!